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After School Education

ASE 255 - Intro to After School Care & Educ (3 credits)

This course will focus on an overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a developmentally appropriate after school program for children ages five through twelve. The term "after school care" refers to programs outside of school time, including before and after school, vacation, and summer. These programs assume responsibility for student safety, promote positive child and youth development, or extend educational support to children, youth, and families in a program operating under state approval or licensing authority. This course examines established quality standards and best practices and their practical application to daily program practices. Topics covered include child development, social/emotional climate, health and safety, physical environment, curriculum planning, and program management in after school care. This course is a pre-requisite for all other After School Education courses. (Formerly: ECE 255.)

ASE 260 - Program Environ & Curric Dev in ASE (3 credits)

This course will focus on exploring standards and best practices in the development, planning, and facilitation of the program environment, activities, and curriculum of after school programs that serve children in elementary and middle school. Emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate programming that links curriculum content with developmental learning goals and outcomes. (Formerly: ECE 260.) Recommended Prerequisite(s): ASE 255.

ASE 265 - Child & Adolescent Development (3 credits)

This course will focus on exploring the principles and theories of normal child growth and development from birth through adolescence, focusing on ages 5-15. The course will focus on the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive domains of development and their application to after school programs, well-known theories of development, developmental milestones, the internal and external influences of culture, family and the community on child and youth development, and the developmental assets children and youth need to succeed. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ASE 255.

ASE 270 - Supervision & Leadership in ASE (3 credits)

This course will focus on exploring the qualities and tasks associated with management, supervision, and leadership roles in after school education programs. Administrative standards will be applied in the development of sound policy and procedure. Emphasis will be placed on understanding leadership styles, differentiating between the skills and various roles of leaders and managers, and developing the skills needed to be an effective supervisor. Recommended Prerequisite(s): ASE 255.

ASE 315 - Positive Guid for Children & Youth (3 credits)

This course will focus on well known theories and basic concepts associated with positive guidance and positive discipline as developed by Alfred Adler, Rudolf Dreikurs, Thomas Gordon, and others. Topics include understanding individual temperaments in children and adults, linking positive guidance to school-age development, using a wide range of positive guidance strategies to address individual needs and characteristics, exploring causes of misbehavior, identifying and addressing causes of conflict in school-age programs, and using class meetings to promote problem solving and building a classroom community. Students will also investigate the use of positive guidance strategies with children with special needs and disabilities and with those who exhibit challenging behaviors such as escalating anger, aggressiveness, and bullying. (Formerly: ASE 215). Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 102. Recommended Prerequisite: ASE 255.

ASE 499 - Child & Youth Development Capstone (3 credits)

This capstone course will focus on allowing students to demonstrate fulfillment of the various outcomes of their Child and Youth Development concentration courses. Each student will complete the capstone project to demonstrate that the student understands clearly his or her concentration, has mastered the content of the selected field(s) of study, and can synthesize and apply what he or she has learned. The capstone project may take one of several formats: a research paper, scholarly essay, portfolio, presentation of creative work, business plan, case study, or any other mode appropriate to the student's interest and experience. A minimum grade of "C" must be earned to meet the requirements of the concentration. The student can have no more than 6 credits remaining in their concentration to complete in their degree program prior to enrolling in this course. The course must be taken at Charter Oak State College. Prerequisite(s): ENG 101, ENG 102.


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